The Digital Humanities Librarian provides leadership and vision for University Libraries connecting digital scholarship and scholarly communication strategic work. Advancing a foundational program while partnering with a collaborative team to teach, lead and participate in multidisciplinary research projects in support of the UTA Initiative for Digital Arts and Humanities, iDAH.
Work with researchers at all levels to provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to digital curation, text analysis, data mining, creating visualizations and utilizing open source software to make projects more dynamic and engaging. Conduct regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. In partnership with subject liaisons, archivists, and digital projects librarians, provide consulting services to arts and humanities scholars and students on techniques and tools that serve to advance their teaching, learning, and research. Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars. Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Libraries on trends in the digital arts and humanities. Plan and support events (e.g., speakers series, symposium, etc.) to engage and grow the digital humanities community on campus. Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
One (1) year experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and approaches, e.g., text mining, image analysis, etc.
One (1) year experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, data mining and text analysis, metadata, and other web technologies.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.
Familiarity with research methodologies across a variety of arts and humanities disciplines.
Expertise with editing Wikipedia.
Experience working with research materials in an archive and with faculty.
Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques applied to humanities research.
Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment.
Familiarity with scholarly communication issues, such as copyright and open access.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University ...offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
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